Male rompers now exist thanks to a company called ACED Designs. To “kickstart a fashion revolution,” ACED designed the RompHim™ for men in pastel and multi-colored cotton and chambray fabrics. There’s even a 4th of July special edition RompHim™ designed to put the fireworks back into any relationship.
ACED raised more than $250,000 and garnered more than 1.8 million tweets, proving that the fashion industry has become especially reliant on social media to set trends and boost sales.
To no one’s surprise, the flamboyantly ill-dressed Cam Newton squeezed his big brute behind in a floral-print romper at this year’s Coachella. *face palms* Why won’t he stop this madness? War Eagle anyhow, I guess!
I expect to see a plethora of Atlanta men in a RompHim™. It’s just the nature of this great city. But whether it will sweep the world like the floral crown (gags), is to be determined. I really, really hope not.
My advice is to say no, guys.
Whatever the outcome of the RompHim™™, I believe this is the perfect time to share my 8 Romper Rules for Ladies. After all, you may want to know how to look better than your man in one soon. YIKES!
8 Romper Rules for Ladies
- Stop calling it a romper
Rompers are “especially worn by children” (see below). Let’s be classy and use ‘jumpsuit’ or ‘one piece,’ instead.
- Find Your Fit
A jumpsuit MUST NOT be too short in length. There is simply no way to look chic if your butt cheeks are out. No way!
Make sure the jumpsuit doesn’t fit too tight on any part of your body. It’s not supposed to look like second skin and camel-toes are hideous.
- Quality material is important
This is VERY important and almost key to finding any clothing built to last. Fabric quality matters especially when you’re daring enough to wear a jumpsuit. The fit and overall appearance will look better if the material is nice. Try cotton, chambray, denim or silk. (Chambray is my linen alternative!)
- Choose a solid-colored jumpsuit
It tends to look more classy! And I’m ALL for that!
- Go Long
Culottes and gauchos are back!
I’ll be the first to admit that this one really sucks for the short fashionistas out there. But for those of us standing 5’7″ or better, GAME ON!
- Make it Functional
Pockets are life!
- Make it Your Own by Playing at the Top
Are you a halter top kind of lady? Strapless? Maybe you look amazing in a cut out jumpsuit? Whatever you do, make it fit you! But please, keep the following things in mind:
No spaghetti straps. And whatever you do…Do not buy an off-the-shoulder romper (yes, that’s a romper for sure). We are already on the brink of over doing the shit out of this forsaken trend. Back away!
- Check your footwork
Rompers are casual as is, so don’t just throw on flip-flops. A little effort can go a long way.
Here is a collage of my favorite jumpsuits for the season from some of my favorite retailers. `